YACHT CREW HOUSES IN PALMA DE MALLORCA
Written by Sarah Rowland
Last updated: 31/05/2018
As one of the industry’s favourite yachting destinations, Mallorca has a selection of temporary accommodation options available for yachties seeking work aboard the island's visiting superyachts, and current crew seeking shore-side beds. Of these, Palma de Mallorca is the most densely populated, due to its popularity with visiting yachts, and reputation as a 'first-tier' Mediterranean hiring port and refit hub.
Though Palma may offer somewhat fewer well known crew houses than other popular hiring ports, such as Antibes and Fort Lauderdale, it still offers many short to longer-term crew housing and accommodation options – for those that have planned ahead at least!
Securing crew housing and accommodation in Palma de Mallorca
As with many of the world’s crew houses, yachties will often need to book accommodation in Mallorca well in advance of the yachting season to stand a chance of securing a bed in these dedicated facilities. Crew typically hit the ground to search for jobs in Palma in April and May.
As a tourist hotspot, Palma is in no short supply of housing options. Dedicated crew accommodation in a desirable location such as Palma can be quite expensive, and much like Antibes, you can expect to pay an absolute minimum of €20 to €25 per night for the most basic lodging. Facilities can be found online, on websites such as Yachtingpages.com, as well as on-the-ground in local newspapers and on notice boards in the city’s crew hangouts.
For those who are not successful in securing a space in a crew house, there are of course plenty of public hotels and rental options outside of the industry, with apartments, houses, hostels and hotels around the city and surrounding areas. And, if all else fails, it's an idea for crew to 'buddy up' with other jobseekers for booking flexibility, opening up larger rooms and apartments.
Where do yacht crew stay in Mallorca?
Caimari Crew Accommodation recommends Catalina, La Lonja and Old Town as the best places for crew to stay in Palma.
Crew houses in Palma
Palma’s crew houses usually offer Wi-Fi, computers and printers as standard, as well as laundry facilities, and a team of helpful and knowledgeable staff; such accommodation becomes a support and networking hub to help crew in their bid to get on board.
Crew Guest House Palma
Crew Guest House Palma is a large house dedicated to yacht crew. Set just 15 minutes’ walk to the marina, STP shipyard and yacht club, it describes itself as “a large, sunny house on house-share basis”, with single and double rooms offered on a long or short-term basis.
Facilities include a kitchen, bathroom(s), dining room, communal sitting room, garden and swimming pool with BBQ and storage facilities. There is also satellite TV and DVD in bedrooms, and Wi-Fi is available throughout, with the main computer offered for use if needed.
Rental houses and apartments in Palma
Monzly Rentals has a selection of high-standard rental accommodation in and around Palma, all fully equipped with the amenities and features you would expect of a modern apartment. Monzly specialises in the flexible rental of apartments on a monthly basis, which makes it ideal for yacht crew looking to secure medium-term accommodation while they search for work. Its diverse array of properties ensures there is something for all tastes and budgets.
Crew Accommodation Palma is known in the industry as a great place to secure crew accommodation. It rents houses and apartments across the city, from one-bed flats to eight-bedroom houses. Its staff are extremely helpful and will advise on what may be best suited for you, depending on the expected length of your stay and weekly budget.
Opened in 2003, The Boat House quickly became a popular place for yacht crew to stay. It’s a traditional apartment located in the old town of Palma and has been recently renovated. Each room is safe and lockable, and it’s described as a social, ‘vibey’ setting with no time limits to your stay. It also posts the CV’s of its current residents on its website for additional exposure.
Other rental options include Sally Lefevre.
Guest houses, hostels and hotels in Palma
Hostel Apuntadores is a general hostel open to the public, but it can still offer advantages for yacht crew. Located centrally, close by to the marina, crew agents and shipyards, the hostel does attract yacht crew and offers laundry services, Wi-Fi, internet café, breakfast and English-speaking staff. Though the accommodation is very basic, the hostel is reportedly clean and friendly.
Hotel Colon is a budget hotel well located for yacht crew looking for jobs. Just north of the centre, it’s only a five-minute walk from the central bus and train stations and not too far from the marina, shipyard and crew agencies. It offers basic facilities including fresh linen and towels, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a lounge area, private bathrooms and a 24-hour manned reception.